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The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« on: December 28, 2017, 01:11:51 PM »
Lensrentals.com has released their yearly list of the most rented gear in their inventory. Not surprisingly, the list is dominated by Canon and Sony.

1 Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II 11 Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
2 Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II 12 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro
3 Canon EOS 5D Mark III 13 Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
4 Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 14 Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II
5 Sony Alpha a7S II 15 Canon LP-E6N Battery
6 Sony NP-FW50 Battery 16 Nikon D750
7 Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L 17 Sennheiser G3 Wireless Mic Kit -Freq A
8 Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM 18 Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS
9 Canon EOS 6D 19 Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
10 Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L 20 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III

A couple of things on the surprise me, firstly the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the lens, and if you’re shooting sports, the IS really isn’t needed. The second surprise for me is how high on the list the EF 50mm f/1.2L is, I didn’t think it would be outrenting the EF 85mm f/1.2L II or the EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS II.

Looking at the list, I think Canon is still doing pretty well in the United States, and it’s going to take a lot more from Sony to surpass Canon in marketshare.

You can read all of the rental lists over at Lensrentals.com.

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The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« on: December 28, 2017, 01:11:51 PM »

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Re: The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 03:42:34 PM »
The placement of the batteries is really interesting.
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Re: The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 05:00:13 PM »
The placement of the batteries is really interesting.
That struck me too. 

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Re: The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 07:53:43 PM »
Top 2 Canon lens are rented 3X times than next ones in the list.  Not sure what is wrong with Nikon. They are making  gold rated cameras. But not much interest from crowd.
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Re: The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 08:34:50 PM »
I'm surprised that there isn't more continuity between the 2016 and 2017 lists.

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Re: The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 09:28:59 PM »
This list is almost embarrassing to all other camera manufacturers.  I wonder how much correlation there is between the market for renting and the market for purchasing.  We know Canon is #1 in both but this would suggest even greater sales market dominance for Canon than what is usually reported.

As for Sony...they still lag far behind. Sony is overrated; they make great sensors but their cameras leave a lot to be desired; probably the worst camera from a usability/ergonomics perspective.  They lead in FF mirrorless because they are the only one doing it right now aside from Leica, and Leica has its own very high priced unique market niche.

Once Canon releases their FF mirrorless on the market, expect to see Sony market share decline.   And consider what has happened with APS-C mirrorless once Canon came out with the EOS M series.  Even without a huge lens lineup, Canon has made big progress in this market.  It seems people don't care as much about those Sony APS-C mirrorless offerings.  I know I would take an EOS M over any of the Sony crop sensor mirrorless cameras, no matter what the specs.

Right now, in spite of all the criticism online of Canon, they seem to have by far and away the best position in the dedicated camera market.


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Re: The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 09:49:44 PM »
Sony has made huge strides recently and I expect them to take more market share from Nikon and Canon in the coming years.

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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 09:49:44 PM »

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Re: The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 10:22:19 PM »
Interesting that the A7RII is not on this list. Perhaps this tells us that the A7SII is being rented for video purposes. Also interesting is that the 5DIII, a (what- 5 year old camera?) is higher on the list than the 5DIV. Why?

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Re: The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 06:02:57 AM »
Also interesting is that the 5DIII, a (what- 5 year old camera?) is higher on the list than the 5DIV. Why?

Cheaper? Why 70-200/2.8L popular? Cheaper.

1 week:
5D Mark III total: $134
5D Mark IV total: $194
70-200/2.8L total: $67

5D Mark III + 70-200/2.8L total: $201

5D Mark III + lens = 5D Mark IV + $7
better deal.

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Re: The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2017, 07:19:27 AM »
I'm surprised that there isn't more continuity between the 2016 and 2017 lists.

Do you have the 2016 list?  In the link above, they only compare "new gear" for each year, thus the change.  I thought this would be interesting, so I went looking, unfortunately, they do not seem to have listed their most rented gear for 2016:

https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2016/12/the-best-and-most-rented-photography-gear-of-2016/

Instead, they make a couple of references:

Of the most rented gear in 2016...."It’d be a lot of 24-70mm lenses and other very popular lenses and camera bodies rented not necessarily for their interesting features, but for their practicality."

Then when talking about the 5DIV later in the post..."This was an easy one to vote for. It’s predecessor, The Canon 5D Mk III, was by far our most popular camera body that we’ve ever rented but I have no reason to think that the Canon 5D Mk IV won’t crush that record. "

This makes me think the 2016 list was at least fairly similar to the 2017 list.

Pretty darn interesting, really. 

I do not see any reference near the end of 2015....

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Re: The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2017, 10:23:15 AM »
trollers keep trolling

see how it is represented by DPREVIEW

https://www.dpreview.com/news/1547861226/canon-and-sony-dominate-lensrentals-most-rented-gear-of-2017-list

dpreview was cute.  canon has 14 spots, sony as only 4. yet canon AND sony dominate lensrentals...

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Re: The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2017, 12:14:58 PM »
trollers keep trolling

see how it is represented by DPREVIEW

https://www.dpreview.com/news/1547861226/canon-and-sony-dominate-lensrentals-most-rented-gear-of-2017-list

dpreview was cute.  canon has 14 spots, sony as only 4. yet canon AND sony dominate lensrentals...

Of course, I mean, it's not like they're biased or anything.   ::)
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Re: The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2017, 12:14:58 PM »

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Re: The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2017, 12:20:39 PM »
I was surprised by the absence of Sony A7RII considering all the adulation it has received.

I have always been a proponent of renting before buying and I would have thought that a lot of people would have rented these cameras out of curiosity/ research.

Also, I would have expected some rentals to occur because of the desire to use a high res ML body with Canon or Nikon lenses for special projects but apparently not.

So for all the vaunted advantages the Sony bodies have, apparently this is not being reflected in rental interest.

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Re: The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2017, 10:07:18 AM »
trollers keep trolling

see how it is represented by DPREVIEW

https://www.dpreview.com/news/1547861226/canon-and-sony-dominate-lensrentals-most-rented-gear-of-2017-list

dpreview was cute.  canon has 14 spots, sony as only 4. yet canon AND sony dominate lensrentals...

Of course, I mean, it's not like they're biased or anything.   ::)

Do you know how the bias got started?

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Re: The Most Rented Gear of 2017 at Lensrentals.com, Canon Dominates
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2017, 10:07:18 AM »